Your personal team of resume experts.
Let’s Eat, Grandma helps professionals rebrand themselves to land their dream jobs.
“What’s with the name?”
It’s a grammar joke about the importance of commas. If you’re asking your grandma to eat and you forget a comma, you’ll end up saying “Let’s eat grandma.”
…which would not turn out well. Remember, professional writing saves lives!
Our writing process takes 2-3 weeks from date of purchase to your final, revised product.
We pride ourselves on a writing process that prioritizes not only quality but individual attention, based on our founder Chris’ training as a Certified Professional Resume Writer.
Here’s how it works:
1.) We Gather docs & Information
After you purchase, you will complete a questionnaire asking for details about your background and job search, upload your resume, and schedule an appointment with one of our writers. The more details you provide in the questionnaire, the better prepared your writer will be to begin your Working Drafts.
In the next day or two, your writer will send you an email to introduce themselves, confirm your consultation day and time, and possibly ask for additional information they need to begin Working Drafts of your documents.
2.) We Work on Working Documents
Using the information you provided, your writer will create Working Drafts of your documents. Working Drafts are the outline of your resume and cover letter, and contain the key sections and elements to guide your consultation – this is the first step in our collaboration process.
Your writer will email you the Working Drafts two days before your consultation so you have time to review them before you meet.
3.) You Speak with Your Writer
During your scheduled 30-minute consultation, your writer will clarify your job search goals and describe a customized strategy for your documents. You will discover the importance of key sections of your resume and cover letter, and how we highlight your most significant and relevant skills, areas of expertise, and accomplishments.
4.) You Receive Second Drafts and Request Final Edits
After your consultation, your writer will revise the Working Drafts based on the details you provided, and one of our expert editors will review your drafts. Then your writer will email Revised Drafts to you within two business days. You will have up to four business days to review the Revised Drafts and email any final comments and suggestions to your writer.
5.) You'll receive Final Drafts and a Follow-Up Call
Once you’re completely satisfied with your documents, your writer will send you Final Drafts in both PDF and Word formats so you can revise your resume and cover letter to target each job you pursue. If you signed up for a complimentary follow-up call when you ordered, we’ll give you a call to see how your job search is going.
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What’s the Phone Consultation Like?
Nervous about working with a resume writer for the first time? Don’t be! Our writers are hired not just for their writing ability, but also their interpersonal communication.
Check out this video to see how easy, helpful, and fun your phone consultation can be.
Frequently Asked Questions
Working with a Resume Writer
How do I know if I need a professional resume writer?
If you’ve said or thought any of the following, you’d definitely benefit from working from a resume writer:
- “I want to do everything I can to stand out from the crowd in this competitive job market.”
- “I haven’t touched my resume in years and don’t know what recruiters are looking for nowadays.”
- “I can talk about my accomplishments but can’t translate them to paper.”
- “I don’t feel like I’ve accomplished anything I could put on my resume.”
- “I just can’t stand writing my resume!”
Is hiring a resume writer really worth the cost?
Yes! Just like with any other professional service (tutoring, personal training, life coaching), this is an investment in a brighter future.
With a professionally written resume, you’ll land a new job faster. That means your investment will return a salary increase, months of free time returned to you, and potentially months of living expenses saved if you’re currently unemployed!
What qualifications do your resume writers have?
Our writers come from diverse and varied backgrounds. Nearly all have more than five years of experience and many have been writers for over 10 years. They must complete a rigorous technical resume writing test during their application process.
All writers complete a four-week onboarding and receive ongoing support that includes industry best practices and standards for effective resumes, cover letters, and LinkedIn Profiles that are ATS-compliant and designed to be persuasive and compelling to hiring managers. Writers also receive guidance from an experienced LEG writer as a Mentor and from an Editor on all their client projects.
Our Writing Process
What is the resume writing process like?
After an initial questionnaire and scheduling a phone consultation with a writer, our process includes multiple drafts and periods for your feedback before and after consultation. The full process takes 2-3 weeks from the day of purchase.
You can see the process diagrammed out here.
How long is your turnaround time? Can I get an expedited package?
You’ll receive your final drafts 2-3 weeks from the day you purchase, depending on how quickly you’re able to respond to your writer’s questions and how many revisions you require.
Unfortunately, we do not offer expedited delivery. As our process is highly customized and collaborative, we need the full time to produce a resume that is tailored to you and will land you a job.
Will I be able to talk to my writer?
Yes! Every client schedules a 30-minute phone consultation with their writer. Your writer will also send you an introduction email shortly after your purchase and from then on, you can communicate with them directly over email at any time.
Will my writer have experience working in my field?
While we cannot guarantee that your writer will have hands-on experience in your field, it is more than likely that they will have experience writing professional documents for positions like the ones you’re targeting. Our team has served hundreds, if not thousands, of clients in your industry, and your documents will benefit from all of that experience. We have countless resources available to our writers (including assistance from proofreaders and other writers) to ensure targeted, optimized documents every time.
There is a logic that is common to writing these documents across all industries: we must understand what your employers of interest are looking for in a candidate, and then represent you to be that perfect fit by speaking their language and giving them the keywords they’re looking for. Our writers are experts at this process.
How do you ensure the quality of my documents?
Each of our writers works with a Mentor and a senior-level Editor to ensure their work consistently meets our standards of content, phrasing, and design.
What sets you apart from other resume services?
Three main things set us apart:
#1: Thoughtful Individual Attention: We offer more touchpoints with your writer than any other major service in our category. With a required phone consultation, multiple revision periods, and the ability to communicate with your writer by email at any time, we go far beyond just a questionnaire to get to know you. Clients often tell us they’re blown away by their writer’s professionalism and willingness to go the extra mile.
#2: Unparalleled Customization: There is no “one-size-fits-all” resume– only targeted resumes land jobs. That’s why we have you send us actual job postings for us to customize your documents for. Our writers go through extensive training in analyzing job descriptions and incorporating the exact language that proves to recruiters you can do the specific job they’re hiring for.
#3: Conscientious Follow-Up: We’re honest about this – job searching is a difficult, holistic process, and a resume won’t get you hired on its own. That’s why we give every client a guide on tailoring and submitting their documents and a complimentary job search follow-up call to make sure you’re on the right track after working with us!
Do you work on Academic CVs or Federal Resumes?
Not at this time, unfortunately. Academic CV’s and Federal Resumes have specific conventions that are different from the typical professional resumes that we specialize in.
Please still contact us, though, if you need help with your cover letter, LinkedIn, or any other application documents!
Can you write me an infographic resume?
We can create for you a clean and creatively designed resume that matches your requests and passes through ATS systems. We do not, however, use infographics or images in our resumes.
Unorthodox resumes with non-traditional formatting are often appropriate and effective for creative fields, such as graphic design, or some small companies where they fit the company culture.
In any other situation, however, we don’t recommend infographic resumes. Our research has shown that recruiters prefer simple, easy-to-read resume design over out-of-the-box creativity – they just want to quickly see if you can do the job!
Are your resumes optimized for Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS)?
Yes! We incorporate keywords from the job descriptions you send and use simple but elegant ATS-compliant formatting to make sure those keywords scan properly. This ensures your resume is likely to come up when a recruiter searches for qualified resumes in their ATS and that recruiters can see your key qualifications when quickly skimming it.
It’s worth noting too, though, that Applicant Tracking Systems aren’t as big of a deal as you might have heard – there is a lot of misinformation out there about them. An ATS will almost never auto-reject a resume, and it is always up to the individual recruiter whether they read every resume or not. You can hear more in this episode of our Career Warrior Podcast.
Can you write me a general resume that will get me any kind of job?
Unfortunately, “one-size-fits-all” resumes do not land jobs. In the modern job market, only resumes that clearly showcase the qualifications for the specific job get called in for interviews. While we do tailor your documents to an overall industry (or several if you order additional versions of your resume or cover letter), it is also required for you to include at least two job postings that you’re interested in for us to target your documents towards.
We promise that doing this work of defining your job target before putting together your resume will help you see much better results!
Do you sell templates?
Yes! We offer ATS-friendly Word templates designed with the same best practices our writers use and filled with instructions. You can find them, along with other affordable, downloadable guides here.
My resume is fine, but I’m still not landing a job. Can you help me with strategy and networking?
Yes! While we can write great documents for you, that’s only half the battle of landing a job. Our new Career Compass Bundle shows you how to use your resume to land with expert clarity, strategy, and networking advice from our career coach partners. Check it out here!
Ordering a Package
How much do your services cost?
You can view the starting prices of our base packages here – you can also upgrade with add-ons such as additional versions of your resume once you click into each package.
Can I read reviews?
Can I see samples of resumes you’ve produced?
Absolutely – scroll through a PDF of some successful resumes and cover letters here.
Do you have a satisfaction guarantee? What’s your refund policy?
Yes, we have a 60-day satisfaction guarantee that you can see here. Please note, though, that since job searching is a holistic process that involves much more than your resume, we do not guarantee interviews.
You can also see our refund/cancellation policy here – all refunds are subject to a 10% processing fee.
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